Pat Dempsey, 77, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City.  She was born on April 14, 1942 in Slayton, Minn., to Richard and Abigail (Trembley) Earhart. 

She married Deverne Dempsey on Nov. 30, 1963 at Minneapolis, Minn.

After her marriage, Pat and her husband moved to Watertown, S.D., where she also worked in banking, and in 1981 they moved to Garden City, where she worked at Fidelity State Bank as a proof operator.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Michael Earhart.

She is survived by her husband, Deverne Dempsey; son, Brian Dempsey of Lawrence; daughter, Susan Dempsey of Garden City; two brothers, Dennis Earhart of Jackson, Minn., and Gene Earhart of Burnsville, Minn.; four sisters, Barbara Barrie of Mankato, Minn., Jeannette Beck of Merritt Island, Fla., Celia Wright of Rochester, Minn. and Eline Merten of St. Ansgar, Iowa; three grandchildren, Amanda Cornelius of Wichita, Kate Outcalt of Lawrence and Erik Dempsey of Nashville, Tenn.; and five great-grandchildren, Keenen Cornelius and Ryker Cornelius of Wichita and Lillie Outcalt, Nolan Outcalt and Reese Tingley of Lawrence.

Vigil Service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday and Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St Dominic Catholic Church, with Rev. Warren Stecklein as celebrant. 

Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.  Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to St Dominic Catholic Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home.  Condolences may be posted at